What are some of the current challenges to maintaining social welfare programs for the nation’s most vulnerable people in the Trump era?
Tina Sacks is assistant professor at UC Berkeley’s School of Social Welfare. Her fields of interest include racial disparities in health; social determinants of health; race, class and gender; and poverty and inequality. Prior to joining Berkeley Social Welfare, Dr. Sacks spent nearly a decade in federal service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and has also served as legislative director at the Baltimore City Health Department as well as executive director of the Illinois Association of Free and Charitable Clinics.
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Harper's columnist Rebecca Solnit returns to City Arts for her new book "Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (And Essays)." Author of many books, including "The Mother of All Questions," "Men Explain Things to Me," "Hope in the Dark" and "Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas," Solnit is in conversation with Astra Taylor […]
The former executive editor of the New York Times--the first female to hold the position in the company's 160-year history--Jill Abramson visits This is Now with Angie Coiro to discuss her new book "Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts," for which she followed four companies--The New York Times, The […]
One of the best books of 2018, Oakland-based Tommy Orange's debut novel "There There" reached number one on the SF Chronicle bestseller list and is one of three titles shortlisted for the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence. The book asks readers to examine their assumptions about who Native Americans are and how and where […]